Crime writing king Elmore Leonard has written 53 books, 20 of which have been purchased or adapted by Hollywood, including "Get Shorty," "Out of Sight" and "Jackie Brown."
amNewYork spoke with Leonard, who will be signing copies of his 45th novel, "Raylan," the basis of the FX series "Justified," at Barnes & Noble Upper East Side on Wednesday.
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The MTA and its largest union don't expect to meet again at the bargaining table until later this week, officials said.
A Transport Workers Union spokesman said contract negotiations would likely resume on Thursday because MTA officials will be busy at the agency's monthly committee and board meetings Monday and Wednesday.
TWU president John Samuelsen stormed away from the negotiating... » more
Legendary former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, fired in November after 46 years as head coach in the wake of a child sex abuse scandal involving an assistant, died on Sunday, his family said in a statement.
"He died as he lived," his family said. "He fought hard until the end, stayed positive, thought only of others and constantly reminded everyone of how blessed his... » more
(2) Baltimore (13-4) at (1) New England (14-3), Sun., 3 p.m. CBS
New England's bruised pride is finally healing. The Patriots have their first playoff win since the Giants knocked them off their pedestal four years ago. With offensive options as diverse as the tools in a Swiss Army Knife (and some as lethal), coach Bill Belichick seems to be at his scheming best. By comparison, Baltimore's... » more
We knew it was going there: The "S--- Girls Say" YouTube spin-offs have finally gotten around to us New Yorkers. We know you're guilty of uttering at least 80% of the jabs in "S--- New Yorkers Say" - we've definitely said 100% of them.
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Kelly Clarkson The Season 1 "American Idol" winner shows off her serious singing chops. (Sat., 8 p.m., $39.50, Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave., at 50th St., 212-307-7171)
Freeze Tag on Wall Street The Levys' Unique New York - a creative tour company - is hosting a nostalgic afternoon of play. Freeze tag is the main attraction, but other schoolyard games - Red Rover! - will... » more
Perhaps the tedious task of patrolling famous folks' fashion choices has proven too much for Kelly Osbourne.
The rock star progeny and (semi-inexplicable) co-host of E!'s "Fashion Police" is reportedly back to boozing after three years of sobriety, according to RadarOnline.com.
The 27-year-old daughter of Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne completed a rehab stint for drug and alcohol... » more
BlackBerry and the Cinema Society hosted a screening of Steven Soderbergh's new film "Haywire" Wednesday, which hits theaters Friday. Plenty of celebs showed up, including the film's stars, Ewan McGregor and MMA fighter Gina Carano.
Following the flick, guests flocked to LES hotspot Sons of Essex, where they enjoyed Don Julio cocktails and snacks.
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New dad Jay-Z didn't let a little thing called a newborn child stop him from celebrating the relaunch of his sporty-luxe Flatiron District club 40/40 on Wednesday.
Arriving around 11 p.m., the new dad worked the room, greeting guests and mingling. Despite rumors, wife Beyonce, understandably, was a no-show, though her music was played in heavy roation by the night's DJ, according to sources.
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Wednesday marked the premiere of "American Idol's" 11th season - or, as judge Randy Jackson continuously referred to it, "Season one-one!!!" (We won't get sick of that anytime soon.) Despite its reported drop in ratings, we thought it was a semi-successful debut. We won't go into the auditions, held in Georgia, but we will say this: Compared to its bloated and garish rivals "The... » more